The Island Aerial Acrobatics program, also known as “silks class,” is in its ninth year of teaching students balance, coordination, self-confidence, and aerial routines. Maria Bullock heads up the program with close to 120 students, ages 1 & up, attending classes each week.
“When I look at my calendar and see silks I get really excited. It’s really hard but we work hard and it’s really fun!” states 11-year-old Soli.
On March 30 and 31, the final Island Aerial Acrobatics performance, called “Connected,” is scheduled at the Orcas Center. Community support is needed to make this performance a reality.
“It feels like we have created a safe place for all ages to come and play, grow, and be active together, ” enthuses Maria. “This upcoming performance will be a celebration of almost a decade of classes taught. I would really like to make it happen. However, due to many changes with OC, this year I am producing this show and I need help making it happen. Again with the high rent and me wanting to keep the show tickets low, I need to fundraise.”
Unfortunately, the silks program is unable to find a permanent home. The space that is required must have the infrastructure to safely hold the weight of the students and equipment, as well as be heated, and reasonably priced. Orcas Center is unable to accommodate the program.
Here are a few ways you can support this community arts program: come to the show; bring your friends to the show; make a donation to help produce the show; help the program find a permanent home.
Go to islandaerialacrobatics.com to hear testimonials from students, donate, or to find out more information.